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Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar CIE, born Ishwar Chandra Bandyopadhyay, was a Bengali polymath from the Indian subcontinent, and a key figure of the Bengal Renaissance. He was a philosopher, academic educator, writer, translator, printer, publisher, entrepreneur, reformer and philanthropist. His efforts to simplify and modernize Bengali prose were significant. He also rationalized and simplified the Bengali alphabet and type, which had remained unchanged since Charles... Read More

BornIshwar Chandra Bandopadhyay
26 September 1820
Birsingha, Bengal Presidency, British India
(now in West Bengal, India)
Died29 July 1891 (aged 70)
Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
(now Kolkata, West Bengal, India)
OccupationWriter, philosopher, scholar, educator, translator, publisher, reformer, philanthropist
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